Maine DOE Update – December 1, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

Reminder: annual audits due December 30, 2016

The Department requests all annual audits, requests, and correspondence be submitted electronically to, or through the direct link on the audit website.

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Maine Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) To Meet Friday, Dec. 9

The next meeting of the Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 a.m. in room 500 of the Cross Office Building, located at 111 Sewall Street in Augusta.| More

Certification of superintendent election or reelection

The Maine DOE is reminding administrators and school board members of the approaching deadline for annual certification of employment of Superintendent of Schools and related forms to be completed and submitted to the Department.  More

MEA Alternate Science testing window opens December 1, 2016

The MEA Alternate Science assessment, the Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP) assessment window opens December 1, 2016.| More


In consideration of the recent seed recovery issues, the Department will be changing the process of reviewing reports and the recovery of the seed for those reports. | More

Schools to offer CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction

The 127th Maine Legislature passed LD 556, “An Act to Require Public Schools to Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).” Consequently, Maine Department of Education rule Chapter 41 has been adopted.| More

SAT Content Workshops Presented by the College Board and Maine DOE

Maine DOE is pleased to announce that registration is now open for workshops that support understanding of Maine’s high school assessment.  The updated SAT is quite different from previous versions and offers a suite of supporting resources.  Participants will take a deep dive into the content aligned to Maine’s ELA and mathematics standards, develop an understanding of test design and content, and explore instructional responses.| More

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher among top 25 semi-finalists nationwide for Music Educator of the Year

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher Amy Delorge was recently named a top 25 semi-finalist from a field of 2,000 nominees nationwide for Music Educator of the Year.| More

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